Here is an excerpt from the book “Hired Gun” by veteran political strategist Alex Ray:
[That conversation was between Severin [Beliveau] and me. As Chairman of the Democrat State Chairmen, Beliveau shared an office and telephone with Spencer Oliver at the DNC headquarters. It was Oliver’s phone that was bugged and it was our conversation that made it into the Watergate tapes.
Confused at the close relationship between the party chairmen, I asked naively why we were having lunch together on my first day n the job. Beliveau said it was to “lay down the rules” because I came from a state where politics were quite a bit nastier.
“What rules?” I asked.
“We do things a little differently here in Maine”, he said. “If you go to a woman’s apartment and see one of us leaving [Beliveau & Anthony Buxton], just smile and say hello. We share our women in Maine”.
That proved to be true and years later even made it into a book about Watergate by Pulitzer prize winner J. Anthony Lucas of the New York Times. In his book about the scandal, Lucas wrote about a tape he had heard from the Republican bugging of the DNC in which two men from Maine were discussing the women with whom they slept. That conversation was between Severin and me.]
In 1972 Bill Clinton was chairman of Texans for McGovern and was in contact with R Spencer Oliver during Texas Democratic state convention in June 1972. Has anyone ever explored the incredibly obvious question about whether Clnton was a client of the Watergate callgirl ring, using campaign money to buy hookers??
Clinton’s aide in the McGovern campaign was Taylor Branch who ghost-wrote John Dean’s book Blind Ambition. Taylor Branch currently is the very well paid director of the “Clinton Oral History Project”—believe it or not.
Severin Beliveau’s son Emmett is Obama’s chief advance man.